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“Best Vietnamese coffee in Saigon! ”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Fresco Coffee

Fresco Coffee
Price range: $2 - $30
Cuisines: Cafe, Vietnamese, American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: The 70s and the 80s were difficult times in Viet Nam, both socially and economically, so it was hard to imagine a cup of pure, unadulterated coffee. During those 20 plus years, techniques were perfected in the blending just a tiny bit of coffee in with other additives such as soy beans, roasted corn kernels, foaming agents, and other artificial flavors and thus, became the "traditional" coffee of the Vietnamese. As a result, the "traditional" coffee of Vietnam was one of the causes for many health concerns such as cancers and heart problems occurring amongst the people who consumed coffee ... yet all major coffee chains continue to use these techniques. After exhaustive research and testing, FRESCO perfected a recipe to bring to coffee connoisseurs a wonderful coffee made from 100% Arabica beans more flavorful than other "traditional" coffees. FRESCO guarantees that our coffee contains no other additives or flavor enhancers. We are so confident our product that we will fully refund your money if you are not satisfied with your iced-coffee at FRESCO. At FRESCO, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the many other products we offer such as Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte, Coffee Frappe, and Italian Soda. Besides coffee, we also offer a variety of fruit shakes, yogurt shakes, and an assortment of tea flavors sure to please your wide-range taste buds.
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“Best Vietnamese coffee in Saigon! ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

I've lived in HCMC for some time and I must say that cafe fresco serves the best Vietnamese coffee!

They use 100% arabica coffee beans and not the usual robusta beans. Which is less bitter and acidic. It tastes sweet and with a good kick!

I love the fresco burger too! I recommend that!

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“Good place to chill n people watching”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Came with my family. Good selection of drinks esp coffee. Try their burger, mango smoothie, spring roll n sandwich croisant. The food is good but not great. Mango smoothie n spring roll are delicious...one of the best spring roll i ever eat b4. Meaty n crunchy.

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“great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

We called in here for a rest from the heat, and was glad we did. We had the most delicious cheesecake, and a beautiful cup of coffee. The service was friendly, and efficient.

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“Great Pho”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

I had the pho here twice and its really good. Much better than Pho 2000 or 24. Mango smoothie was also nice. Good service.

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“Best coffee shop in Ho Chi Minh City! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

If you get a chance to stop by Caffe Fresco during your stay in HCMC...DO IT!

The fried rice and burgers are to die for. Absolutely worth every cent!!

The staff is friendly (like most Vietnamese are) and there is always someone who understands English. They even sometimes have the odd Western volunteer helping out :)

Great experience and great way to beat the heat!

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Thank Gerrie H
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